Do you have a puppy? Soon, you’ll be tired from your puppy chewing on your favorite shoes and raiding your closets .
Sadie, who died after being electrocuted while chewing on an electrical cord, was one of the saddest stories I have ever heard. My first emotion was obviously compassion for my friend who had lost his beloved. Gradually, my compassion evolved into an inquisition about why he was able to chew on an electrical cord. They would have saved Saddie if they had puppy-proofed the cords and kept them in containment.
Your dog’s safety and your belongings are the top priorities. Here are some things you can do to help achieve this goal.
1. Babyproofing your house
Although dogs are not children like humans, most of the tools that keep children safe dogs can be used to help them. The baby proof is something you should be familiar with if you have a child. If you don’t know what to do, there are several options: coverings for electrical sockets, baby gates, safety locks for cabinets in bathrooms, kitchens, and other places; and containment for wires.
2. Make sure your trashcan is secure and can be locked by your dog.
Many dogs love to go through the trashcan looking for tasty treats such as leftover pizza, wraps, and fast food crumbs. This behavior can lead to two types of misery. First, you end up with a lot of stinky trash all over your floor. You end up with a sick puppy that has diarrhea or intestinal blockage. This will cost you money.
A pull-out trashcan is the best option, but they can be expensive and take up more space. For small dogs, you can also use metal trashcans with steps on the lid.
3. Close your doors
You should close all doors if you don’t wish to be surrounded by piles and heaps of poop every night. You won’t find any surprises in your house if you have limited access to the rooms. However, it won’t be on the furniture or the bed that’s used most.
4. No more clutter
You want your possessions to remain intact. Your dog will love to chew on your brand new Louis Vuitton shoes or your leather pants. It’s a natural instinct that dogs love to chew. If they destroy any belongings, it is your fault. It’s time to act smart and put away any items that aren’t being used at the moment. Make sure your dog is not exposed to medicines or cleaning products.
5. The Brute is a Crate
If left alone, dogs can have a very interesting view of mischief. Dogs will welcome you back with shredded curtains, chewed sofas, stained carpets, and another mischief. Crate your dog when you’re not there to watch him. This is the easiest way to manage your dog. Crate training can be a painful process, but it will help you keep your home and possessions safe.